Liverpool transfer news: Jurgen Klopp sends instructions to the board over Alisson deal
Liverpool are in the hunt for a new goalkeeper with concerns mounting over Loris Karius in the wake of the Reds’ 3-1 Champions League final defeat to Real Madrid last month.
Alisson has been continually linked with a move to Anfield, although Roma have valued him in excess of £70million and they are still smarting from selling Mohamed Salah last summer for less than £40m.
Reports had suggested that the Merseyside giants had lodged a £60m bid, but that doesn’t appear to be the case.
And according to the Daily Mirror, Klopp has no desire to pay anywhere near what Roma are asking for.
Instead, he will turn his attention elsewhere in order to strengthen between the sticks.
There have been claims that Liverpool are looking at Southampton’s Alex McCarthy, although a deal could prove potentially tricky to negotiate given their transfer dealings in the past with the South Coast outfit.
It is also understood that third-choice goalkeeper Danny Ward could be promoted to compete with Karius.
Although Alisson appears to be out of the Reds’ price range, ESPN pundit Shaka Hislop thinks Klopp must spend big to get a top goalkeeper.
“I think he’s worth it to Liverpool without question,” Hislop said when asked about Alisson’s valuation.
“I think if Liverpool are to continue to contend at the higher ends of European football, if they are to threaten the likes of Manchester City and Manchester United, one of the holes they’ve got to plug is in-between the sticks.
“Alisson goes a long way to that.”